What are big oil companies sending to Hurricane Ida flood victims? ‘Thoughts and prayers’

What are big oil companies sending to Hurricane Ida flood victims? ‘Thoughts and prayers’

Critics pillory the companies for cynical expressions of sympathy while continuing to block climate solutions

Major oil companies are being pilloried on social media for sending “thoughts and prayers” to victims of Hurricane Ida while sidestepping their role in the ongoing climate disaster.

At least two ExxonMobil outposts – from Beaumont and Baytown, Texas – tweeted the message on Monday, using the hashtag #LouisianaStrong. It didn’t take long for Twitter users to call out the company for its tone-deaf response, noting that Exxon’s own internal research program predicted catastrophic climate change decades ago.

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